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Clinton issues statement on Garden City bomb plot

Published: Oct. 15, 2016 at 2:54 PM CDT
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton issued a statement Saturday following the arrest of three men accused of planning to blow up an apartment complex in Garden City. The complex is occupied by a Muslim community of about 120 Somali refugees.

Clinton issued the following statement about the attack:

"I applaud law enforcement for detecting and disrupting a highly disturbing terror plot in Kansas, in which men were allegedly planning an elaborate attack directed at Muslim Americans, including directing four car bombs at an apartment complex housing more than 100 men, women, and children. This plot is an affront to all Americans. We all must stand firm in fighting terror and rejecting hateful and divisive rhetoric--and we must do it together. According to the FBI, their eight-month investigation uncovered 'a hidden culture of hatred and violence.' We should all be grateful to law enforcement for preventing this plot from being carried out, and as President, I will work with law enforcement at all levels and with our communities to make sure we have the tools we need to prevent both domestic and international terrorist threats."